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WoW (aka Start Up the DeLorean)

December 1, 2010

YA Dystopian novels are clearly going to be all the rage next year. I guess it’s my theme for this week’s Start Up the DeLorean.

I’m going to start with Dark Parties by Sara Grant. It’s not going to come out until August of 2011. Check out the creepy book cover. I believe this is a debut author as well, so score!

August 2, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield “protects” them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there’s nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says…

Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a “dark party” to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she’s ever known, including the people she loves the most.

Also, I saw this one a while back and, well, let’s just say I’m glad I only have to wait seven months for it and not nine. It’s Elana Johnson’s Possession. The white cover makes it kind of hard to see, but it’s there. Also, haven’t we been over the allure of the love triangle?

June 7, 2011

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashed Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous: everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Okay, I’m breaking from the theme. I’m also waiting on Alyxandra Harvey’s Haunting Violet. It’s not part of the Drake Chronicles. In fact, it’s a historical. Yea!

June 21, 2011

1872, London, England
Violet Willoughby doesn’t believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother’s elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother’s scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she’s known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

So, what are you waiting for?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2010 9:13 am

    I’m definitely putting Dark Parties on my TBR list. It sounds great!

    • December 2, 2010 1:35 pm

      I know. I didn’t love Ally Condie’s Matched, but it sure made me want to read more YA Dystopian novels! I’m on the hunt for them.

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